Marcia Ball to Perform in Sellersville, PA in Support of Her Grammy-Nominated CD, Peace, Love & BBQ, March 16, 2010.

Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball, touring in support of her Grammy-nominated CD, Peace, Love & BBQ, will perform in Sellersville on March 16, 2010.

Ball’s groove-laden New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fans all over the world. Her music mixes equal parts simmering soul fervor and rollicking Crescent City piano. Over the course of her career, Ball’s infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional songs have won her a loud and loyal fan base all over the world.

Peace, Love & BBQ is Ball’s fourth release for Alligator Records, and her third to receive a Grammy nomination. Ball has also collected seven Blues Music Awards since 2001, including the 2009 Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Of The Year award, and was voted “Female Blues Artist Of The Year” and “Most Outstanding Musician — Piano” in the 2009 Living Blues Readers’ Poll. Ball was inducted into the Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame on January 23, 2010.

Concert information is as follows:
Tuesday, March 16:
Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville, PA; 215.290.6912
Website: http://www.st94.com
What time:8:00 p.m.
Admission $25 general, $39.50 cabaret.

Produced by Stephen Bruton, Peace, Love & BBQ finds Marcia Ball at a creative peak, writing or co-writing eight of the thirteen songs on the CD. From intense soul ballads to can’t-sit-still party songs to straight-from-the-heart lyrical storytelling, the album will delight and inspire Ball’s longtime fans and will certainly turn many newcomers into believers. With guests Dr. John, Wayne Toups, Tracy Nelson and Terrance Simien lending a hand, the music moves effortlessly through a range of emotions, so the listener may be dancing one minute and be deeply moved the next.

Since the 2001 release of her Alligator debut Presumed Innocent, Ball has received more popular and critical acclaim than ever before. Billboard called the CD “A stellar collection.” So Many Rivers, her 2003 follow-up, continued the trend. Billboard again fueled the excitement, saying, “Ball is a consummate pro — a killer pianist, a great singer and songwriter. Powerful. Righteous.” Live! Down the Road followed in 2005 with equally impressive praise across the board. The Boston Globe called the CD, “An irresistible, celebratory blend of rollicking, two-fisted New Orleans piano, Louisiana swamp rock and smoldering Texas blues from a compelling storyteller.”

Now, with Peace, Love & BBQ and a long list of high profile tour dates, Ball will bring her blend of Texas roadhouse boogie and Louisiana swamp blues to fans everywhere. Radio and critics continue to sing her praises. No Depression says, “Ball takes her Louisiana R&B and soul from a stomp to the swamp and back. Relentless tunefulness and finely-honed storytelling make for a truly enjoyable ride.” With her new CD and tour, Marcia Ball invites all her fans to ride with her as she spreads peace and love — and enjoys plenty of BBQ — all around the world.

Further Tour Dates:
3/5/2010 Lancaster Festival Benefit, Lancaster OH
3/6/2010 Cedarburg Performing Arts Center, Cedarburg WI
3/7/2010 The Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Minneapolis MN
3/12/2010 The Community Theater at Mayo Center, Morristown NJ
3/13/2010 Zeiterion Theatre, New Bedford MA
3/14/2010 Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy NY
3/16/2010 Sellersville Theater, Sellersville PA
3/18/2010 Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown NY
3/19/2010 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington VT
3/20/2010 Quick Center of The Arts, Fairfield CT
3/30/2010 International Jazz Festival Bern, Berne Switzerland
3/31/2010 International Jazz Festival Bern, Berne Switzerland
4/1/2010 International Jazz Festival Bern, Berne Switzerland
4/2/2010 International Jazz Festival Bern, Berne Switzerland
4/3/2010 International Jazz Festival Bern, Berne Switzerland
4/9/2010 The Sooner Theatre, Norman OK
4/17/2010 Houston International Festival, Houston TX
4/18/2010 Houston International Festival, Houston TX
4/23/2010 House of Blues, New Orleans LA
4/25/2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans LA
4/28/2010 Wednesday At The Square, New Orleans LA
4/29/2010 River Ranch Institute for the Arts, Lafayette LA
5/7/2010 Bakersfield Jazz Festival, Bakersfield CA
5/27/2010 The Triple Door, Seattle WA
5/28/2010 The Triple Door, Seattle WA
6/6/2010 Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest, Augusta NJ
6/10/2010 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond VA
6/11/2010 Hampton Arts Commission, Hampton VA
6/12/2010 Virginia Blues and Jazz Festival, Hot Springs VA
6/13/2010 Wolf Trap Lousiana Swamp Romp, Vienna VA
6/19/2010 Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater, Lampe MO
7/17/2010 Music In The Park, Solon Springs WI
7/31/2010 Private Event, New Auburn WI
8/6/2010 Louisville Street Faire, Louisville CO
8/29/2010 The Vermont Blues Festival, West Dover VT
10/9/2010 Vinton Heritage Festival, Vinton LA
10/16/2010 Festival of the Lake, Mandeville LA
10/17/2010 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, San Diego CA
10/18/2010 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, San Diego CA
10/19/2010 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, San Diego CA
10/20/2010 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, San Diego CA
10/21/2010 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, San Diego CA
10/22/2010 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, San Diego CA
10/23/2010 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, San Diego CA
10/24/2010 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, San Diego CA
2/18/2011 Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia WA

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